Bethlehem: IDF nabs Hamas terror cell planning to murder Jews in Judea-Samaria

BREAKING: The IDF and Shin Bet uncovered and arrested a cell of Muslim terrorists in the Arab city of Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem.

Directed by Hamas terrorists in Gaza, the Muslim jihadists were planning to carry out major terror attacks in Judea and Samaria, in order to murder Jews.

Knives, clubs and assault rifles along with pictures praising Hamas terrorists and terror flags were found in the homes of the arrested terrorists.

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Earlier today, a state official said Prime Minister and Defence Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a message to Hamas following the Thursday morning shooting attack.

“We will act against you if you launch terror out of Judea and Samaria. There will be no ceasefire in Gaza while there is fire in Judea and Samaria,” Netanyahu said.

The IDF bolstered its troops and placed a closure on the area following the terror attack near Assaf Junction in which two IDF soldiers were murdered and another two were critically injured.

IDF soldiers murdered at Givat Assaf Yuval Mor Yosef, 20, and Yosef Cohen, 19

The closure extends to and includes the city of Ramallah. The IDF expressed concern that the shooting could lead to copycat attacks and said it was exploring the possibility of a link between the shooting and Sunday’s terror attack near Ofra.

Following meetings with security officials, Netanyahu ordered the cordoning off of El-Birah, near Ramallah.

Muslim terrorist was shot and eliminated after attempting to ram his car into IDF soldiers who were hunting for the Muslim terrorists behind the terror attack near Givat Assaf,  in the Arab town of El-Birah.

Netanyahu also ordered that any work permits held by family members of the terrorists, granting them entry to Israel, immediately be canceled.

Israeli security forces caught and eliminated Muslim terrorist Ashraf Na’alwa in Shechem early Thursday, two months after he murdered Ziv Hagbi and Kim Levengrond Yehezkel at the Barkan industrial area in Samaria

This comes hours after a separate operation to find the Muslim terrorists behind the terror attack near the Jewish community of Ofra. Counter-terrorism forces caught and eliminated one of the Muslim terrorists who attempted to murder an Israeli pregnant woman and succeeded in murdering the baby in her womb. A second terrorist was arrested.

Thursday night, a day after the terrorists’ elimination, an angry mob of Muslim terrorists launched a campaign to protect wanted terrorists, and vandalized all the security cameras in the Arab village of Beit Rima, in the Ramallah area.

According to the terror-fans, the IDF used security cameras to locate and capture the wanted terrorists.